WOODSTOCK – Six months after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., a group is holding a candlelight vigil on the Woodstock Square to honor victims and promote gun reform.
The Newtown Candlelight Memorial will start at sunset Friday evening. It's expected to last from about 8:30 to 9 p.m.
A sign-making session will precede the vigil from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the second floor of the Woodstock Square Mall. The vigil will take place at Woodstock Square Park.
The event was organized by a loose group of McHenry County residents who want to protect children, schools and communities from gun violence. They encourage "common-sense reforms," according to news release.
– Shawn Shinneman